Accounting is the backbone of business. At U of I, customize your experience with case studies and practical research, building the skills you need to pursue your passions.
Impact your community while you earn your degree:
- Teach financial literacy in schools and correctional facilities
- Help rural communities prepare tax returns
- Review and recommend improvements to the university’s internal controls
- Be a part of national accounting fraternity Beta Alpha Psi to expand your network and give back.
The 30-credit Master of Accountancy offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. This degree qualifies you for the Certified Public Accountant exam in states that require 150 semester hours of education. A bachelor’s degree in accounting is not required for admission into the master’s program.
You can also work on a concurrent Juris Doctorate (J.D.)/Master of Accountancy through the College of Law, completing both degrees in as few as three years.
B.S. Business, Accounting
With a degree in accounting, you will learn to collect, organize and analyze financial information to help companies make smart business decisions.
Management Information Systems
Acquire essential and high-demand skills in programming, app and database management, Big Data and data visualization.
Master of Accountancy
Develop advanced accounting knowledge and problem solving skills while qualifying for the Certified Public Accountant exam.
Juris Doctorate/Master of Accountancy
Complete a concurrent degree with the College of Law in as few as three years.